Insight from expert academics and professionals

This course contains insights from experts with wide-ranging experience in networking, which includes:

  • Setting career goals
  • Evaluating current networks
  • Identifying networking opportunities and researching potential contacts
  • Studying social networks
  • Leveraging networks to advance your research and career

The expert panel developed and refined the course. The course was developed and refined by an expert panel and includes:

  • Sarah Blackford | Academic Career Consultant and Honorary Teaching Fellow, Lancaster University
  • Ben Johnson | Head of Communities & Engagement | Magazine Editor, Nature Medicine
  • Tanya Menon | Professor of Management and Human Resources, Ohio State University
  • David Payne | Managing Editor, Careers and Supplements, Springer Nature
  • Despina Sanoudou | Associate Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens & Academy of Athens

The course also has additional insights through video interviews from:

  • Paige Brown Jarreau | VP of Science Communication, LifeOmic | Co-founder of
  • Emma Chapman | Lecturer, University of Nottingham
  • Neta Erez | Head, Laboratory of Tumor Biology | Chair, Department of Pathology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Edmond Sanganyado | Associate Professor, Shantou University | President, Zimbabwe Young Academy of Sciences
  • Lucy A. Taylor | Junior Research Fellow, Christ Church College and Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

Sarah Blackford